Visual artist Saskia Boelsums (born in the Netherlands, and raised in Iran and Curaçao) graduated in spatial and graphic design at the art academy Minerva in Groningen. Since 2013 she has fully focused on photography. She has been awarded a large number of prizes. Her work has been exhibited worldwide, including Amsterdam, London, Berlin and New York. Her work has been acquired by private art collections.
As a Dutch visual artist and photographer, she carries a rich cultural heritage. She feels a strong connection to the Dutch tradition of landscape painters, a rich history that helped to shape her. At the same time it confronts her with the future. The beauty she tries to capture in her photographs, also encompasses uncertainty and an undefined threat. Boelsums sees the skies change, the weather becoming more extreme, our climate becoming more dramatic. In her work, the classic historical Dutch landscapes and skies seem to be pushed out by landscapes and skies that are the result of climate change.
Her work can be seen in the Grote Kerk.